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What a shame.
So you mean you want an estate agent? The sort of fantasy shop we will want can't pay the very high market rents any more.
Yes, sad news. Why is it that Turkish restaurants are unable to survive in Crouch End?
Meanwhile, a few doors away, it looks like Bouga's has squatters. There was a 'Possession Order' slapped on the window on Friday. I can't blame people squatting there - it's disgraceful that this site has been derelict for - what, two years now?
And opposite, the soon/never to be opened fish & chip place now has scaffolding up. Progress perhaps?
Excellent, and I'm sure very rewarding, research and a good report. Thank you.
In the absence of any actual information I had tried to imagine Edith. The picture I'd formed was of the sort of lady who might run a granny style retro themed tea shop. A granny herself perhaps, slightly prim in appearance and manner, running the sort of establishment where in these straitened times of modern austerity a latter day Captain Mainwaring and Sgt Wilson might search for the currants in the buns.
If not the cafe then perhaps a wool shop, and haberdashery, and perhaps pipe cleaners to support the 21st Century bring and buy sale, Etsy.
But given that this lady exists only in my imagination, and that of the brand manager, there can be hidden depths. I can go on to imagine a discreet door at the back of the premises, behind a chenille curtain, passage through which is only for those who know the password, and behind which jaded peers of the realm can satisfy their more arcane tastes.
Or perhaps twee is coming back into fashion.
Sorry to disappoint anyone hoping for a wool shop or a house of ill repute but Edith's House is another coffee bar although by all accounts a very good one. see below.
I'll grant you the typeface on the two premises does look similar, but there is a meaningful change in the background colour. I'm still hoping that this branch will be run by Rye Edith's rather more fasciN8ing cousin , Haringey Edith